Interim Executive Director
Office Number: 352-393-8675
Deborah Bowie serves as Gainesville’s interim City Manager and the CRA’s Interim Executive Director. She has more than 18 years of progressive experience in the municipal and non-profit industries, including serving as the Chief of Staff to the mayor in Birmingham, AL, Senior Public Information Officer to the Birmingham City Council, and as Vice President in the chamber of commerce industry in Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Immediately prior to joining the City of Gainesville, Deborah served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Way of North Central Florida. Deborah has completed organizational management studies at the Terry School of Business (University of Georgia), executive leadership studies at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans, LA. She is a member of International City/County Management Association (ICMA), National Forum for Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) and Rotary International (#6970).